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The Black Forrest Gump. [Wednesday, Feb. 25th, 2009|09:56 pm]
The richest girl in town.
I just watched a documentary profiling Gordon Parks. I knew him as a photographer, but he was so much more: a filmmaker (Shaft), a novelist, poet, classical and jazz composer, ballet choreographer, painter. Name a moment or a figure in history--Ingrid Bergman's affair with Roberto Rosellini, The Black Panthers, Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam--and he was there.







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[User Picture]From: liquid_siftings
2009-02-26 07:51 am (UTC)
I love love love his photographic work.
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[User Picture]From: _young_liars
2009-02-26 08:14 am (UTC)
he sounds so interesting. what was the name of the documentary?
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2009-02-26 09:00 am (UTC)
I don't remember, but Alfre Woodard narrated, and Denzel Washington was one of the producers.
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[User Picture]From: lula_neith
2009-02-26 11:10 am (UTC)
Nice. I'll have to find this. I was unpacking and found my copy of "A Choice of Weapons". I'll have to re-read it.
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[User Picture]From: parlance
2009-02-26 03:02 pm (UTC)
I need to look up this film. Thanks for posting.
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[User Picture]From: i_dread
2009-02-27 04:09 am (UTC)
Gordon was a renaissance man.
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From: delux_vivens
2009-02-27 06:00 pm (UTC)
you must see his movie 'the learning tree'.
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2009-02-27 10:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I want to--and I want to read it.

Netflix, here I come....
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